12 January 2017

The key instruction is to stay in the present. Don’t get caught up in hopes of what you’ll achieve and how good your situation will be some day in the future. What you do right now is what matters.

We are both not well, R is coughing his lungs out every night and I am doing my best to encourage him to stay home. But the man is so dedicated and after a lifetime of almost never being ill, he is finding this difficult to admit. Right now he is contemplating staying home at least tomorrow, resting on the weekend.
Heavy snow forecast for today and tomorrow. Hard to imagine, the evening air so mild, a soft rain. This morning I was watching the first blackbirds checking out the hedge for their nesting places.
The days are getting longer.

(this wonderful music is from Sweden)


  1. We're in a snow storm here - 6'' to a 1 1/2', but I've cleared a space for the birds and they are eating like they're at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Birds are a good antidote.
    From this one and the last one it sounds like you are actually making progress. Hope R is feeling better soon. And you, each moment, each breath - a step forward.

    You sound good and I am so glad.

  2. I heard and saw robins here yesterday.

  3. I love, love, love that video/music. Thank you. It's been raining so much here in southern California that I put on rain boots for the first time in literally five years. It's WILD.

  4. Thinking of you as you recover and hope your man gets better soon too. Wonderful quote and music. Now the trick... to stay in the present.